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Nutrition Services

With seven commercial kitchens, we prepare all children’s meals in our facilities and cater from our larger Centers to our three smallest Centers.

PICA participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and serves nutritious food that is reflective of the diverse cultures represented in our program.

Nutrition Rights and Responsibilities

  • Your child has the right to nutritious meals and healthy snacks. PICA will serve your children meals and snacks that fulfill at least 2/3 of his/her daily nutrition needs.
  • You have the right to know what your child is eating. PICA will send menus home to you every month.
  • Your child has the right to a positive environment while eating. All meals at PICA are served family style. Children sit together around the table, passing food, helping themselves, practicing table manners, and sharing in lively conversation.

  • Your child has the right to develop healthy attitudes toward food. PICA will never force your child to eat foods s/he does not like and will never use food to punish or reward your child.
  • Your child will be introduced to a wide variety of foods at PICA. Our menus reflect the diversity of the children enrolled in our program. No pork is used in our regular menu. Please encourage your child to try new foods.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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